Les Hain-tenyArtist(s)André MassonArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1956Medium & Supportetching and aquatint on paperDimensions
17 5/16 in x 13 1/8 in (43.97 cm x 33.34 cm)Credit LineGift of Herbert Barrows
This print was commissioned from Masson by Jean Paulhan, who was compiling a translation of work of eight poems called Les Hain-Teny
from Madagascar. The original authors of the African poems are unknown. Masson created ten full page prints and eight smaller illustrations for the book. Masson used the commission as a project to experiment with aquatint and etching techniques. He was particularly interested in the variety and range of pigments he could achieve using a single plate. The results are demonstrated well in this print which involves a living interweaving of several bright colors.Physical Description
This abstract print has a big Rohrshach-test-like blob in the center of pinkish color with a clear halo around it and black scribbly lines around that. Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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